Minersville cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Cost of living index85102100
Goods & Services index103103100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9497100
Housing index4493100
Transportation index101112100
Utilities index113112100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Minersville, PA is displayed above. In Minersville, PA, the overall cost of living index is 85, which is 16% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 15% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Minersville, PA, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 3% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Minersville is 16% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Minersville is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Minersville is 56% lower than the national average.
  • Pennsylvania general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Pennsylvania state income tax is 38% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The affordability of the housing market in Minersville, PA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Minersville, PA homeowners, the median income is $55,875. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,304 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $21,345. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $498 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

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Pennsylvania Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Minersville, PA you will want to make sure you consider both the Pennsylvania sales tax and the Pennsylvania income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Pennsylvania is 6%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Pennsylvania have a range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemMinersvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.80$14.5912.3%
Beauty Salon $31.83$34.688.2%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.8%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $4.33$4.391.4%


ItemMinersvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.93$4.4810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.469.3%
Milk $2.10$2.3610.9%
Potatoes $3.08$3.060.6%
Pizza $6.99$9.2424.4%
Beer $10.94$8.6326.7%

Health Care

ItemMinersvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.60$99.7817.2%
Doctor $90.75$105.0313.6%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $8.47$9.4110.0%
Lipitor $314.48$298.505.4%


ItemMinersvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,100.00$175,700.0064.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.12$1,081.035.2%
Apartment Rent $569.00$920.0038.2%


ItemMinersvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.095.2%
Tire Balancing $40.80$45.299.9%


ItemMinersvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.86$170.807.6%
Phone $34.18$28.2621.0%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Centralia, PA21033%
Strong, PA281033%
Heckscherville, PA15479-21%
Ranshaw, PA43180-20%
Wilburton Number Two, PA8181-19%
Minersville, PA4,33285-15%

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Warminster Heights, PA4,33511919%
Magnolia, NJ4,32911010%
Minersville, PA4,33285-15%
Source: The Minersville, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.